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Delius, Frederick

Hassan (1920-23)

Duration: 50 minutes
Incidental Music, for tenor and baritone soloists, chorus, and orchestra

Text by James Elroy Flecker (E,G)

Scoring
T,Bar; chorus 1(=picc).1.corA.1.1-2.1.1.1-timp.perc:xyl/camel bells/cyms/ chinese bell tree/tgl/wdbl/SD/tamb-harp-strings(6.0.2.2.1).
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
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World premiere incomplete
6/1/1923
Hessische Landes-Theater, Darmstadt
Conductor: J Rosenstock
Company: Hessische Landes-Theater



World premiere complete
9/20/1923
His Majesty's Theatre, London
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Company: His Majesty's Theatre

Synopsis

James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) was a late exponent of Aestheticism who worked in the consular service and was fascinated by the East. His works include the collection of poems The Golden Journey to Samarkand and the poetic drama Hassan, published posthumously and staged eight years after his death. Delius's substantial incidental music to the play includes preludes to each of the five acts, interludes, a serenade, fanfares, a four-movement ballet, melodramas and choruses.


Moods
Poetic


Subjects
History, Literary


Recommended Recording
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Beecham (excerpts)
Naxos Historical 8.110904

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